Before THE WAITING ROOM was released to Amazon, I did what every self-published author does: I emailed an ARC to any lovely book blogger who was willing to give it an honest review!
Many of them have been my #1 supporters–not just posting blogs, but hosting interviews, sharing on Twitter and Facebook, re-posting on Amazon and Goodreads, and more. These people have shown me more love than some of my own family and friends (sadly).
But what about those other book bloggers?
…you know, the ones who promised an honest review but then…disappeared faster than underage college kids when the cops show up to a frat party.
I mean, I sent you an ARC, man! And a follow-up email!
Is this just something indie authors have to live with? Am I rightfully bummed?
This review of THE WAITING ROOM made my day (which is amazing since I am exhausted and sunburned from a rather tiring beach trip)!
Check out this great book blogger:
If you’ve self-published, you probably know the exasperation of CreateSpace and Amazon.
In my case, I wanted to make sure my novel was out on July 1, the date which I’ve advertised everywhere. CreateSpace warns that the print process sometimes takes up to 5 days…so, of course, I uploaded 5 days before the 1st.
And then my book magically appeared on Amazon a day later. Friends and family excitedly posted on my Facebook and I deflated in my humid, Texas apartment.
“Well….better early than late!” My friend Nathan graciously pointed out. I drank three mimosas at brunch and decided to go ahead and let the world know: my book is available!
Here are the links, hope you check out THE WAITING ROOM 🙂
I connected with Joyce through WLC (World Literary Cafe).
She had posted an amazing offer- an opportunity for authors to be featured on her blog!
Of course, I jumped at the chance. Joyce has written and published THREE novels (I know, jealous). They’re all on my Goodreads to-read shelf and I can’t wait to check them out.
Read more about her and check out my full author interview on her blog!